Hi, I’ve been searching for a good blender for some time and when I visited a friend in Belgium he had this blender http://www.amazon.co.uk/Philips-Aluminium-Chrom… I made green smoothies in it and it was really good. I didn’t use it for making any heavy duty food though, nor for making nut milks. I’m considering buying this model since it has a glass carafe and the filter insert is really good, does anyone have any experience with it? The non-toxic Vitamix 5200 model is not available in Europe (expensive, anyway) and this other model I’m eyeing is the Chinese copy of the Vitamix, Omniblend Sell Blender http://www.egeszseges-elet.hu/?page=item&cat=2…. for about 240 euros (my raw food teacher uses it for 4 years and she’s satisfied), but yesterday I went to the store and they confirmed that the company only sells it with a polycarbonate carafe :((( All ideas are welcome.